May Day 2015 – Resist Austerity. Demand Change.

4pm – Gather at the Human Rights Monument

5pm – March Begins

6pm – Converge at Prime Ministers’ Office

The noise: Everyone is welcome to attend the annual May Day march against austerity! Bring your noise makers, pots and pans, and drums to ensure that the march is vibrant and loud

ENDORSED BY: Ottawa and District Labour Council, Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 2), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 2204, CUPE 4600, CUPE 4000, Ottawa CUPE District Council), Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW Local 580 – Ottawa Local, CUPW Central Region), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU Region 4), Ottawa ACORN, Ottawa Peace Assembly, Conseil régional d’action politique de l’Outaouais (CRAPO – AFPC/PSAC), PSAC Ottawa Area Council (AFPC/PSAC), Hugo Chavez People’s Defence Front, Communist Party of Canada – Ottawa, Anakbayan Ottawa, Unifor local 3011, Workers Communist Party of Kurdistan, Workers Communist Party of Iraq, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Local 225), the International Socialists, Philippine Migrants Society of Canada (PMSC), and Solidarity Against Austerity (SAA).

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Aside Categories: Austerity, Events, May Day

Ottawa Activists to hold 4th Annual “May Day March and Rally Against Austerity”

Ottawa (Unceded Algonquin Territory) – On May 1st, International Workers’ Day, the coalition Solidarity Against Austerity will once again hold a major march in downtown Ottawa at 4 p.m. to protest government austerity measures both in Canada and worldwide as part of a larger pan-Canadian day of action in support of workers’ rights. Read More

Categories: Austerity, May Day, Media

Precarious Work Without Borders: Mythbusting on Temporary Foreign Workers

An International Labour Day Public Forum

Canada is one of the major destinations of migrant workers from many countries, including the Philippines. On April 1, the Canadian government initiated the criminalization and mass deportation of temporary foreign workers (TFWs).  This shows the vulnerability of TFWs as the ultimate cheap and disposable workforce.  Forgotten in the heated public debate is the real reason why employers are hiring TFWs and the undeniable rise in precarious work for workers in Canada and in the world. Read More

Categories: May Day, Media, Precarious Work, Workers Action